Sara Krajewski was appointed Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in June 2015. Over her tenure at the Portland Art Museum, Krajewski has expanded the contemporary art program through exhibitions, commissions, collection development, and publications, and she has fostered collaborations that bring together artists, curators, educators, and the public to ask questions around access, equity, and new institutional models. Recent exhibition projects include: Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…; We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments.; Josh Kline: Freedom; and Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene. From 2012 – 2015 Krajewski was the Director of INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she curated an array of interdisciplinary exhibitions and performances with artists Xavier Cha, Mateo Tannatt, Morgan Thorson and many others. Krajewski was curator at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle from 2004 – 2012 where she focused on solo artist projects and group exhibitions exploring photography’s impact on visual culture.
Krajewski holds degrees in Art History from the University of Wisconsin (BA) and Williams College (MA) and has held prior positions at the Harvard Art Museum and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Krajewski was awarded a curatorial research fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and has received arts leadership training through the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) and the Center for Curatorial Leadership (2019).